Tetsuji Kato first arrived on Guam for A SuperBrawl5 in 1998 where he won a lightweight NHB tournament
He easily defeated his opponents to win the tournament.
He was flown to Guam for months at a time by Enson Inoue to teach local grapplers for free at the Purebred Shoot Gym Guam.
He repeated this process in Saipan and has helped launch CNMI talents such as Frank “The Crank” Camacho, Cuki Alvarez & Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez and has contributed deeply to the foundation of the Mariana Islands success in MMA over the years.
In his career he has competed in the ADCC, lost a 3rd round decision fight to Anderson Silva, and competed in headliner fight of the first ever MMA event in the Playboy Mansion against Gilbert Melendez.
After along break from competition He competes at Copa de Marianas on 10/08
Saipan Fighter Evolution! History of Trench Tech Purebred Saipan w/ Cuki Alvarez
TRENCH TECH PUREBRED SAIPAN was established in October of 2004. It is an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)/FITNESS academy formed to provide an outlet/safe haven for interested Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) practitioners to train and practice their fighting skills IN AN ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL SETTING.
In May of 2004, when FURY FIGHTING ISLANDS brought the first ever octagon MMA event to the Marianas in Tinian, several Saipan warriors stepped into the cage for the first time to compete. All of the CNMI combatants fought valiantly but they all lost to their more experienced counterparts/opponents from Guam. It wasn’t that they lacked the heart and determination to compete, it was that they lacked the MMA fighting skills and techniques to fight competitively. That’s when TRENCH TECH was born.
Since 2004 Trench Tech Purebred Saipan has had a professional MMA instructor from Japan (PUREBRED OMIYA’S- Tetsuji Kato) live, train and TEACH the much needed skills so lacked. They chose the word “TRENCH” because it is synonymous with the Mariana Islands and “TECH” for “technical teachings” aka “DEEP TECHNIQUE” which Cuki Alvarez vowed to help understand and learn and eventually teach our local combatants and aficionados.
Trench TECH has grown tremendously over years and has been providing MMA training for a lot of the fighters you see today competing locally. There has been 19 TRENCH WARZ events, 18 RITES OF PASSAGE (Amateur) events and 11 Grappling/Jiu Jitsu tournaments to date since 2005. It is Trench Tech’s mission, desire and goal to continue bringing top level MMA events to our islands and produce Champions from the Islas Marianas! It is also through this mission that we vow to “CREATE FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FIGHTING!”
LONG LIVE THE ISLAND WARRIORS! LONG LIVE MMA!
Watch Full Interview of Cuki Alvarez, President of Trench Tech Purebred Saipan & President of Trench Warz.